hamulus

hamulus

[ham-yuh-luhs]
noun, plural hamuli [ham-yuh-lahy] .
a small hook or hooklike process, especially at the end of a bone.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin, equivalent to hām(us) hook + -ulus -ule

hamular, hamulate [ham-yuh-leyt] , hamulose [ham-yuh-lohs] , hamulous, adjective
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hamulus (ˈhæmjʊləs)
 
n , pl -li
biology a hook or hooklike process at the end of some bones or between the fore and hind wings of a bee or similar insect
 
[C18: from Latin: a little hook, from hāmus hook]
 
'hamular
 
adj
 
'hamulate
 
adj
 
'hamulose
 
adj
 
'hamulous
 
adj

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hamulus ham·u·lus (hām'yə-ləs)
n. pl. ham·u·li (-lī')
A small hooklike projection or process, as at the end of a bone.

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